So you found a pretty odd shaped stone, shell or some other very cool object and you don't know what to do with it,right? Happens to me all the time when I go beach combing here on Cape Cod. I found a few ideas on how to make a crochet or viking knit bezel to make it into a pendant. I did not by any means come up with this idea or technique on my own, but I did it with a little help from all the others ideas and I kept the ones that worked best for me to create this project. It takes some patience, mixed with a little humor and practice to get one that looks really good, but truly it looks quite nice even when the outcome is a bit rustic too. So have a cup of chamomile tea and let's get started.
Making the Frame
I love the classic look of hoop earrings! Making hoops is a basic technique that every wire jewelry makers just has to know. It is easy and opens up a world of possibilities in for incorporating them into your designs. These super fun hoop earwires are simple and you can make them in no time at all! Best part is they can be made in any size you like for many different looks. Lets get started!
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Simple Fish hook earwires
Fish hook earwires with forward facing loops
You can make these hoops in any size you want to and the round can become teardrop as well as the teardrop become round, just change up the dowels and alter the wire length for whatever you want to create.
Fish Hook Earwires-
Long Drop Earwires
All the earwires can be made larger just up the size of each wire and scale the design as needed.
*For bead drops to hang from your new earwires go to Three Easy Bead Drop Styles in the projects section.
Now follow the fish hook ear wires link and assemble them onto the shamrocks to complete your earring so you can enjoy them. If you want to add some green go to this project and create the bead link to place in between the shamrock and the ear wires. Have fun and may these fun earrings bring you happiness.
Tools and materials
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I am a self taught jewelry designer and artist. I studied fashion design and come from a very creative family.
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